"Maternity triage mixed views"

About: The Princess Royal Hospital (Telford)

I am currently 38 weeks pregnant, so far it has been a very stressful pregnancy both physical and mentally

I have been admitted to the maternity triage ward about 4 times due to the amount of pain I have been suffering in my abdominal due to the very painful braxton hicks, making me think I was in labor, I have very severe spd as well

A few of the times I have been there I have been treated by some of the loveliest midwifes that have genuinely cared about my pain and have done everything possible to help me and made me feel like nothing was too much

But on the few occasions I feel like the level of care I have received just hasn't been good enough. The lack of respect for my pain by some midwifes have made me feel like the pain is all in my head and I have made it up for attention.

Which has been very upsetting and made me worried about going back,

When I was in last I got admitted to the antenatal ward as they wanted to do more tests on me, my stay was uncomfortable and scary and made me feel very vunerable

The time I was in hospital was also very hard for my partner as he had to leave me in pain.

I think the day time staff are far more caring than the night staff,

The hospital itself was lovely and clean

Most of the midwifes that work there are a credit to the hospital

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Response from The Princess Royal Hospital

Good morning,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us.

I am sorry to hear about the problems you have had and the upset caused.

If you would like us to look into this for you, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Team at the Princess Royal Hospital on 01952 641222 extension 4382 and they will look into this for you.

In the meantime I wish you well for the remainder of your pregnancy.

Kind regards

Patient Experience Team.

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